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Honestly, it's really fucking bad.
Be thankful that you don't live there, where laws specify 30% of radio music must be Canadian music, and about half that is dedicated to their torturous tunes.
And worse, there's plenty of people who've been brainwashed to believe they're actually good.
...everything from Naveed to Spiritual Machines.
10% Celine Dion, 10% Billy Talent, 5% Nickleback, 4% Arcade Fire and 1% Dears?
But sure, absolutely!
Lots of Rush and Brian Adams, maybe an Arcade Fire song if you were veerrry lucky. The Dears would have been too obscure for our radio station.
I understand now.
There's lots of great Canadian bands, surely they get some airplay.
The radio stations are much more diverse here. In the larger centers there might be some local stations dedicated to more alternative stuff, but nothing nation-wide like Radio 1 or whatever.
Also, the national music tv channel only dedicates one hour per *week* to alternative stuff.
They're one of Canada's biggest rock bands right?
Billy Talent, The Bronx or Between The Buried and Me being play. Those are some pretty decent Canadian bands..
As for Nickelback... well, isn't that a surprise.
i didn't realise los angeles was a canadian city.
I meant Cancer Bats
but not the other two. I found that if you lived in a small center, unless you were quite dedicated to discovering bands via the net, you were limited to mainstream stuff. I can't even remember a BSS song on our local station, and they're far from obscure.
Metric, Feist, Buck 65, Hidden Cameras & Hawksley Workman?
getting on in their native land?